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#415786 - 09/09/11 02:40 PM Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall?
elbert Offline

Its seems early (sept9th) but these guys are usually a sign the season is changing.

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#416114 - 09/13/11 06:55 PM Re: Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall? [Re: elbert]
Bear Offline
We're already seeing juncos moving through here at home Elbert..havent been to the coast yet to watch shorebirds but it "feels" later in fall than Sept 13th...

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#416124 - 09/13/11 08:20 PM Re: Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall? [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
Friday, September 23 is supposed to be the day according to the orbits.
Migration theory varies with who you listen to,
birds donít fly south for the winter, Canadians do. The birds fly North for the summer and I bet you think thatís the same thing :-)
sometimes you look up the exhaust pipe to discover the problem rather than under the hood.
a long story that starts in Amazonia 15 million years ago,
Canadians go home in spring and birds migrate north
very long and not for here.
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#416127 - 09/13/11 08:35 PM Re: Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall? [Re: elbert]
Bear Offline
I have to say that the juncos didnt tell me which way they were headed. I'll have to ask next time...do you guys get north american warblers on the Caye? just askin...


and lol, yes I get the distinction between flying north for the summer...but the amazonian story sounds refreshing...another time another place.


Edited by Bear (09/13/11 08:38 PM)

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#416131 - 09/13/11 09:02 PM Re: Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall? [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
Lots of redstarts, residents and transient warblers.
Ambergris Caye is different than the other cayes in Belize its a caye on the southern half and more of an island on the North.
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#416134 - 09/13/11 10:30 PM Re: Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall? [Re: elbert]
Diane Campbell Offline
Elbert what kind of camera and lens do you use? This photos is so crisp and clear!

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#416136 - 09/13/11 11:07 PM Re: Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall? [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
In all modesty, that's a FAQ for photographers and the standard answer is 'Its not the camera':-)
The camera is a Nikon D-80
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#416137 - 09/13/11 11:13 PM Re: Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall? [Re: elbert]
Barnacle Offline
great shot!

you spend years learning, practicing, taking millions of shots and you fianaly hear that ultimate compliment,, "Wow, you must have a really nice camera."

just teasin Diane,,,

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#416139 - 09/13/11 11:15 PM Re: Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall? [Re: elbert]
Barnacle Offline
but,, the other day i heard a comment i have yet to figure out.
"I don't need a camera. I live here."?????

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#416140 - 09/13/11 11:23 PM Re: Dowitchers, A Sign of Fall? [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
:-), by the way Diane this shot was taken on the beach at Indigo.
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